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University of Delaware

Newark, DE 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate70%
Acceptance Rate70%

About University of Delaware

University of Delaware Overview

University of Delaware is a public, state school in the small town setting of Newark, Delaware. University of Delaware was founded in 1743 and the school enrolls around 23,996 students a year, which includes 18,766 undergrad students. University of Delaware ensures on-campus housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! The final application deadline for Fall 2023 is January 15. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should hear from University of Delaware by November 1.

Student Involvement at University of Delaware

Are you interested in music or performing? At University of Delaware you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? University of Delaware students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in joining a fraternity or sorority? University of Delaware has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? University of Delaware has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at University of Delaware on the Student Life page.

2022 University of Delaware Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar 4-1-4 (2 long terms separated by a month-long mini-term)
Overall Acceptance Rate 70%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.9
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 60%
In-State Tuition $13,370
Out-of-State $35,890
Percent of Need Met 55%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $16,800

Is University of Delaware a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" varies. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a better idea of what University of Delaware offers and if the school seems like a good choice for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for University of Delaware

University of Delaware is moderately difficult to get into. Around 70% of applicants get into University of Delaware each year. Out of 33,965 applications received in 2022, 23,931 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Delaware

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 92% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at University of Delawarecome back the next year. University of Delawarehas a six year graduation rate of 84 for undergrads. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for University of Delaware Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from University of Delaware by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with University of Delaware directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

University of Delaware's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of University of Delaware's endowment was $1.453 billion. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021.

Tuition and Financial Aid at University of Delaware

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

University of Delaware meets 55% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $16,800 a year.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $39,841 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at University of Delaware.

Based on this information, is University of Delaware the school for you? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is University of Delaware a good school for you?

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Where is University of Delaware Located?

University of Delaware is located in the small town setting of Newark, Delaware, less than an hour from Philadelphia and Baltimore.

If you are interested in seeing University of Delaware for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 95 to Newark, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Philadelphia International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what University of Delaware and Newark are like without leaving home.

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College Info

210 South College Avenue Newark, DE 19716

Campus Setting: Small Town

University of Delaware Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of Delaware is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of Delaware is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

University of Delaware is a member of the Coalition for College.

More than an application, the Coalition provides free tools and resources to help students through the college admissions process, beginning as early as 9th grade.

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University of Delaware ACT Scores


ACT Range

26 - 31

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

31 and Above


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University of Delaware SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

580 - 680


Reading SAT Range

590 - 670

University of Delaware Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at University of Delaware is like? There are approximately 23,996 students enrolled at University of Delaware, including 18,766 undergraduate students and 5,230 graduate students. 92% percent of students attend school full-time, 38% percent are from DE and 62% percent of students are from other states.


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